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Academics

Santiago Canyon College can assist you on the path to academic success. We offer associate degrees and certificates in numerous program areas. Some of these programs are career-technical designed to provide the skills you need to enter the job market immediately upon program completion. Other programs are designed to provide the first two years' of study toward a bachelor’s degree at a four-year college or university. The certificate programs provide a condensed program in a specific field of study and usually can be completed in one or two semesters.
 
There are three different types of degrees from which you can choose:
 
The Associate in Arts Degree (A.A.) is used primarily for transfer programs that lead to the bachelor of arts degree at a four-year college or university. It may be used for general liberal arts programs.
 
The Associate in Science Degree (A.S.) may be used for certain career-technical studies and for science or professionally-related programs that lead to transfer to a bachelor of science degree at a four-year college or university.
 
The Associate Degree for Transfer (AA-T or AS-T) is designed to provide a clear pathway to a California State University degree major. It allows students to complete an Associate’s degree while satisfying lower division general education and major requirements for transfer at the same time.
 
Whichever certificate or degree you choose, you'll discover that Santiago Canyon College can help you achieve your goals.